Atlanta 2017 – Tournament Items


In just over a week, the top teams in CS:GO will battle in Atlanta for the title of CS:GO Major Champion!

You can join in the competitive spirit by supporting your favorite teams and players. Team stickers, player autographs, and – for the first time – team graffiti are all available for purchase in-game or from the Steam Community Market, with 50% of the proceeds going to players and organizations.

Team Pick’Em Challenge

Use your Team Stickers as game pieces in an updated Team Pick’Em Challenge, where you can earn points toward an Atlanta 2017 Team Pick’Em Trophy.

You can make your first set of predictions before the group stage begins – pick all of the teams that will advance to the playoffs, and predict the most (and least) successful teams.

You can make your second set of predictions after the group stage is over and before the playoffs begin – build a bracket and predict the Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Grand Final winners.

Make your picks and display your favorite teams with pride – the next CS:GO Major is almost here!

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy


Today we’re visually upgrading the SAS Counter-Terrorist player model. The adjustments are centered around a few core principles, including preserving character legibility and improving overall visual fidelity.

Also in today’s update – some tweaked sounds to support HRTF (listen for a new bomb beep), and adjustments to the algorithm that determines how groups show up in your Public Groups panel.

Take a windy walk over to Inferno and Mirage, and check out the revamped SAS!

Holiday Season never sounded so good.

Today we’re introducing a new audio feature designed to substantially improve positional audio in CS:GO. The game now uses HRTF (head-related transfer function) algorithms to enhance 360-degree vertical and horizontal sound positioning while using headphones.

The default Speaker Configuration in your Audio Settings has been set to “Headphones with HRTF,” but if you’d like to turn HRTF off you can simply select any other speaker configuration.

In other news, we’ve made an adjustment to Steam Group lobbies, now labeled “Public Lobbies.” In addition to your Steam Group Lobbies, the tab will show nearby public joinable lobbies. If you’d like to broadcast your lobby to nearby players, you can adjust permissions in your Play With Friends lobby.

Ready to try out the new audio settings? Give them the ultimate test on Nuke, where we’ve just shipped a wide range of optimizations and gameplay adjustments.

Happy Holidays!

Brothers In Arms

Today’s update includes Steam Group Lobbies — a new way to find people to play with — as well as brand new gloves, music, and more. Read on for details!

The Glove Case

Introducing the Glove Case, featuring 17 community-designed weapon finishes. Unlike previous cases, the possible Special Items in the Glove Case are 24 all-new gloves!

Steam Group Lobbies

Now you have more options when it comes to choosing your teammates. In addition to partying with friends, you can now view and join lobbies created by members of the Steam Groups you belong to. Steam Group Lobbies will be listed in the Steam Groups tab on the Main Menu.

Create a group that reflects your CS:GO interests, or join one of the thousands of Steam Groups representing various communities, countries, languages, and common interests.

For more details on Steam Group Lobbies, click here: Steam Group Lobby FAQ.

Music Box


There are some new additions to the Music Kit family.

Check your offers, where you’ll find the new Radicals Box. Open a box, and you’ll get a StatTrak Music Kit from one of these seven artists. Check them out!

Artist: Beartooth
Kit: Aggressive
Artist: Blitz Kids
Kit: The Good
Artist: Hundredth
Kit: FREE
Artist: Neck Deep
Kit: Life’s Not Out to Get You
Artist: Roam
Kit: Backbone
Artist: Twin Atlantic
Kit: GLA
Artist: Skog
Kit: III-Arena

First steps to the ELEAGUE Major

This weekend, eight teams will travel to Malaysia for the CS:GO Regional Minor Championship in Asia, hosted by PGL. There, they’ll compete for an invitation to the next CS:GO Major Qualifier as well as a share of a $50,000 prize pool.

The event in Malaysia is just the first step on the road to the ELEAGUE Major, with more regions inviting qualifier teams over the next few weeks:

Europe Regional Minor: November 4th – 6th, Hosted by PGL
CIS Regional Minor: November 11th – 13th, Hosted by StarLadder
Americas Qualifier Finals: December 3rd-4th, Hosted by ELEAGUE

Who will earn their invitation to the next CS:GO Major Championship Qualifier? Tune in and find out!